Michael Aw is a wildlife photographer, explorer and conservationist. He has authored 35 books of the ocean. His accolades include winning more than 65 international photographic awards and he was named as one of the world most influential nature photographers by Outdoor Photography. Michael Aw essays and pictures have been published in BBC Wildlife, GEO, National Geographic, the Smithsonian, Nature, Ocean Geographic, Asian Geographic, Nature Focus, Times and Discovery to name but a few. From 2010 to 2016 Michael was the project director for the Elysium Epic expeditions to the Antarctic and Arctic. The Arctic expedition, with 66 team members comprising the world best image makers and scientists, documented the flora and fauna for a movie and climate change index of the Arctic from Svalbard, Greenland to Iceland.